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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 11:14 PM
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PITTSBURGH: Glass, Steel, Water, and Red Dinosaurs!

Some shots I took last Friday while walking around with fellow SSPer Fishrose around downtown. Hope you enjoy!

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The Heinz Ketchup Triceratops! OH NOES!!!













Looking into PNC Park



I call this photo "Bridge Trifecta"





Double reflection in PPG Place



My favorite photo in the thread



Irony?







Ducks.



Reflections...



Market Square



End. (Alleghany River level)

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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 11:31 PM
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So glad you are in Pittsburgh. Loving these fantastic tours.
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 11:48 PM
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Awesome glowrock. I love your "zoomed in" style. It's more interesting.

The 3 yellow bridges are referred to as the "3 sisters" built in the mid '20s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(Pittsburgh)




I love this one. It reminds me of all the tiny little alleys I used to cut through when i went to school downtown. The tightness of our CBD is one of the intangible feelings you get that is often hard to translate to photos (although not in this case).





Love the density from that angle. Three PNC is such a nice looking building.
Also, that French bistro to the right, Palate Bistro is quite good. Check it out sometime if you like sampling different kinds of food. I met the owner at a downtown business function once. Nice guy.


Great tour. We're looking forward to lots of awesome threads from you.
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 12:01 AM
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make it your mission to go out and find all the dinosaurs stashed around town.

Nice photos. I am enjoying them very much.
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Thanks for the kind words, guys! As for finding all of the dinosaurs around town, how about these two?





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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 12:49 AM
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Love the density from that angle. Three PNC is such a nice looking building.
Also, that French bistro to the right, Palate Bistro is quite good. Check it out sometime if you like sampling different kinds of food. I met the owner at a downtown business function once. Nice guy.


Great tour. We're looking forward to lots of awesome threads from you.
Palate has been closed for over a year. There are plans for a new restaurant concept in that space, but progress has been extremely slow.

Nice pics, glow.
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 9:44 PM
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Great pics, Glowrock! You were in the zone for this one:
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 10:44 PM
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did the rent-a-cops at PPG shoo you guys away?
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did the rent-a-cops at PPG shoo you guys away?
No, and we weren't being terribly discreet. I did stop Glowrock from taking a picture right in front of the security station though... figured it wouldn't be worth the hassle
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 11:18 PM
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No, and we weren't being terribly discreet. I did stop Glowrock from taking a picture right in front of the security station though... figured it wouldn't be worth the hassle
Thanks for announcing that to the world, err SSP, fishrose!

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God, I hate those idiotic security guards...

"Uh, because of September 11, you cannot take pictures of the buildings..."

You know what, we were in New York taking pics left and right and nobody shoo'ed us away. Not to mention, 9-11 happened there!

Seriously, if they want to bring more people back to downtown, I mean even more people, people need to become less stupid.

Heh, a while back, a bunch of sticks in the mud were complaining about how people were running threw the fountains at the Plaza at PPG. Really? Why don't you do us all a favor and throw yourself in a fricking river! Luckily there's three of them from which to choose!

That rant aside, I loved the pics, especially of the clouds shrouding the top of US Steel Tower.

Yinz guys looked like you had a great deal of fun. Seeing threads like this make me wish I hadn't left...
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Yinz looked like you had a blast!
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Ketchup shaped dinosaurs and mustard colored bridges... hot dog! sorry...

Nice shots.
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cool. urban dinosaurs!!!!? awesome.

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Very nice thread Glowrock. I loved the angles. Pittsburgh is sexy!
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Nice. After seeing fishrose's thread i figured it wouldnt be long before we saw a new one from you.
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Nice. After seeing fishrose's thread i figured it wouldnt be long before we saw a new one from you.
Not fair, I posted my thread BEFORE fishrose posted his!

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Not fair, I posted my thread BEFORE fishrose posted his!

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Nice shots! I always love to see Pittsburgh.
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Yes, Pittsburgh did the trendy installation art event that other cities had started; In 2003, in Pgh we did dinosaurs because of our Carnegie museums history of having one of the first and best collections of dinosaur varieties in the world.

http://www.carnegiemnh.org/online/dinomite/03May27.htm


There were 100 dinosaurs around the city. Many of them extremely impressive. It was an awesome time trying to spot them in all nooks and cranies.
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